Top 10 Caravanning Destinations

Every year more than one million caravanners in the UK step out of their duvets and go for adventurous road trips. We’ve been on the road to track down the best destinations to pitch up and enjoy a well-deserved break:

1. Low Wray, Cumbria
If you love going for long walks and seeing the beautiful sun rise over Windermere, then park your caravan along this Lakeland site. There are also yurts and tipis to stay in. The site is open from 23 March to 31October. From £8 to £10 a night, plus booking fee
Low Wray National Trust Campsite, Low Wray, Ambleside, Cumbria, (015394 32810)
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2. Vale of Pickering Caravan Park, North Yorkshire
A great family destination if you want to enjoy the wildness of the moors together with some seaside fun. The Vale of Pickering Caravan Park is close to the North Yorkshire Moors and the likes of Scarborough and Whitby on the east coast.
Vale of Pickering Caravan Park, Carr House Farm, Allerston, Pickering, North Yorkshire (01723 859280). The site is open from 4 March for rest of year. From £15.50 a night (low season) to £26 (at Christmas and New Year)
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3. Invercauld Caravan Club Site, Aberdeenshire
This destination towards the eastern end of the Cairngorms is the best place for nature lovers. Red deer roam the local fields, and you may well spot badgers, red squirrels and golden eagles.
Invercauld Caravan Club Site, Glenshee Road, Braemar, Aberdeenshire (01339 741373). The site is open until 17 October. From £13.50 to £20.40 a night for two adults
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4. Three Cliffs Bay, Gower
If you enjoy adventure water sports along with golf then this place on a cliff top on the Gower Peninsula in South Wales is just five minutes’ walk from the beach.
Three Cliffs Bay Caravan and Camping Site, North Hills Farm, Penmaen, Swansea, Gower (bookings must be made by phone: 01792 371218). Open from April to October. Site with awning £23 a night
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5. Glenbrittle Campsite, Isle of Skye
This destination offers wildlife and nature at its best along with some stunning scenery and sunrises – ideal if you want to get away from it all.
Glenbrittle Campsite, Glenbrittle, Carbost, Isle Of Skye (01478 640404). Open 1 April to 30 September. £6.40 a night per adult, plus £5 for electric hook-up
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6. Beddgelert Caravan Park, Snowdonia
This is a beautiful forest retreat within walking distance of Snowdon. It’s also great for kids, with a children’s play area and the area itself being famous for the legendary story of Gelert, the faithful hound of the medieval welsh prince Llewelyn the Great.
Beddgelert Caravan Park, Heart of Snowdonia, Beddgelert, Gwynedd (01766 890288). Open all year from £13.50 to £23.50 a night
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7. Bay View Farm, Cornwall
This stunning site overlooking Looe Bay in Cornwall has beautiful local beaches. Animal lovers will enjoy the owners’ shire horses, as well as the nearby monkey sanctuary.
Bay View Farm, St Martins, Looe, Cornwall (01503 265922). Open all year, from £10 to £20 a night, plus £3 electric hook-up
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8. Burford Caravan Club Site, Oxfordshire
This is a spacious site for Cotswold Wildlife Park, a great zoo where you can even see white Rhinos along with some other sight seeing like the Gloucester Cathedral and docks and Cirencester in driving distance. And, if you’re looking for shopping head to Bicester Shopping Village.
Burford Caravan Club Site, Bradwell Grove, Burford, Oxfordshire (01993 823080).Open from 25 March to 7 November. From £16.30 to £22.40 a night for two adults
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9. Lonely Farm, Suffolk
This is an adults-only site in an idyllic part of East Anglia and is great for cycling with a seaside town of Aldeburgh – the home of arguably Britain’s finest fish and chips
Lonely Farm, Carlton, Saxmundham, Suffolk (01728 663416 – bookings by phone only). Open Easter to October from £14 a night
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10. Cedar Gables, Kent
Cedar Gables is a lovely small site with good facilities for those who want a break from the city life. This destination is ideal for walking, cycling, fishing and sailing, and it’s close to several National Trust properties
Cedar Gables, Hastings Road, Wadhurst, Kent (01892 890566). Open all year from £8 to £20 a night depending on size
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